Practicing Labor Coping Skills: Guided Visualizations & Breathing Techniques

1hr Drop-In – Multi Class Series

Pain-coping skills are life skills, not just labor skills. The more they are practiced, the more easily they can be accessed and used during labor.

Breathing techniques during labor are typically used to bring the birthing person’s focus away from the sensation or pain that they are experiencing and to bring focus toward their breath, which seems to allow our brains to experience our labor sensations as less painful or uncomfortable. They may also contribute to anxiety reduction and a greater sense of calm during labor. In this class, we’ll introduce you to and practice several different breathing techniques for labor which may help to reduce your pain during labor. Breathing techniques are most useful when practiced regularly.